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Knockowen Mountain Cnoc Eoghain A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Eoghain [OSI], 'hill of Eoghan') Cork/ Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 658m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 84 Grid Reference: V80870 55393
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Longitude: -9.725271, Latitude: 51.738842 , Easting: 80870, Northing: 55393 Prominence: 373m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 480849 555464,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckwn, 10 char: Knockowen
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

This is the highest peak in the Cahas between the Healy Pass and the Tunnels Road. Knockowen is also the name of a townland in the parish of Tuosist.   Knockowen is the second highest mountain in the Caha Mountains area and the 181st highest in Ireland.

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Picture: View of Knockastumpa and Knockatee from the north side of the Healy Pass
 
pdtempan on Knockowen, 2009
by pdtempan  21 Feb 2009
On my second trip to Ireland in 1990 I walked from Adrigole to Kenmare in a day, following the ridge from the top of the Healy Pass to the Tunnels near Turners Rock. It's about time I went back! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/3598/
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Picture: Slabbed rock to the south
South face
by Onzy  14 Mar 2015
Most approaches to Knockowen are from the Healy pass to the west or Cushnaficulla to the east. To the south however, there is a huge amount of slabbed rock on the final approach to the hill. As many of these slabs have slipped irregularly it can be hard to contour south of the mountain. There is however a grassy ledge below a long stretch of slabs at a height of c. 530m which allows good progress, Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/17879/
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simon3 on Knockowen, 2003
by simon3  5 Aug 2003
Knockowen’s north-west face is very impressive. This picture, taken from the East of the summit shows the cliff. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/602/
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Eagles as seen from the Cnoc Eoghain ridge
by ciarraioch  28 Apr 2013
On the ridge between Knockowen and the Healy Pass, on the 27th April 2013, we saw three eagles circling and catching the updraft. The photo shows two of the three with Kenmare Bay (Sneem) and the mountains of Iveragh in the background. This was our third sighting in the last two years, the previous being on Bruach na Binne and on the way down from Coomura at the back of Lough Cloon. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/14979/
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Picture: Glanrastel Valley
 
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by davsheen  29 Dec 2016
View of the Glanrastel valley from just north of Knockowen, the Caha range's 2nd highest peak. Surely one of the most remote valleys in Ireland! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/18748/
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by davsheen  5 Dec 2016
View of the impressive Glanrastel valley from the side of Knockowen Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/18723/
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